Industrial printing equipment and supplies includes screen printing equipment, digital printing equipment, label printing equipment, offset printing equipment, letterpress printing equipment, and flexographic printing equipment. Screen printing equipment transfers an image onto a mesh screen by blocking out the surrounding area or areas. Digital printing equipment produces printed materials directly from a computer file and does not use intermediate materials such as film or plates. Letterpress...
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Q & A on Industrial Printing Equipment

We asked our users for their input on Industrial Printing Equipment. Here are the results of 39 users familiar with Industrial Printing Equipment.

Who Took Our Poll? | Design Trends | Applications and Use | Features | Buying Advice |

Who Took Our Poll?Top

Design TrendsTop

Q:
What new technologies are influencing industrial printing equipment design?
6 answers
Answers:
Servo motors
~Manufacturer, Guatemala, Guatemala
Touch screen
~Sumesh, Engineer, Muscat, Oman
Latex ink
~Manufacturing, Moscow, Russia
Ink type
~DANIEL M, Production Engineer, COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA
Thermal.
~Tom T, Managing Partner, Belleville, IL
Very new
~FRANCOIS DE PAUL B, Student, ARLINGTON, TX

Q:
From your perspective, which companies are creating the most innovative industrial printing equipment?
7 answers
Answers:
Winmuller Schiavi
~Miercurea Ciuc, Romania
Macacos/douala
~FRANCOIS DE PAUL B, Student, ARLINGTON, TX
Comexi. UTECO
~Manufacturer, Guatemala, Guatemala
Markem Image
~DANIEL M, Production Engineer, COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA
Linx domeno
~Sumesh, Engineer, Muscat, Oman
Videojet.
~Tom T, Managing Partner, Belleville, IL
HP
~Manufacturing, Moscow, Russia

Applications and UseTop

Q:
What are some of the applications you have used industrial printing equipment for?
13 answers
Answers:
UV spot varnish, pad printing for advertising items, 4 color sheet feed and web offset
~General Corporate Mgmt, Bucharest, Romania
Operated specialized screen printing machines for the display and packaging industry.
~Purchasing, Lidcombe, Australia
Coding on secondary packaging for food, beverage and allied industries.
~Tom T, Managing Partner, Belleville, IL
Printing magazines, brochures, posters, books, labels.
~Manufacturing, Nairobi, Kenya
Traversing end packaging line carton coding
~Sumesh, Engineer, Muscat, Oman
Printing on paper, op, polyetilene, bopp
~Miercurea Ciuc, Romania
Marker tape's and barcode
~Engineering, Design, El Paso, TX
Printing on PVC and poly.
~Manufacturing, Exeter, United Kingdom
Making advertisement
~Manufacturing, Moscow, Russia
Commercial printing
~Technical Support/Services, Trincity, Trinidad and Tobago
Flexographic
~Manufacturer, Guatemala, Guatemala
For sale
~Marketing/Sales, Thailand, Thailand
Many
~DANIEL M, Production Engineer, COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA

Q:
Please share with us any “non-standard” applications that industrial printing equipment has been used for.
2 answers
Answers:
(1) Printing a colored 'dot' on the bottom of Coca-Cola cans for internal date of manufacturing code. (2) Using valve jet technology, printing with pigment inks on roofing materials, rubber used in tire manufacturing, etc.
~Tom T, Managing Partner, Belleville, IL
Printing meter cut marks on telephone cable.
~DANIEL M, Production Engineer, COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA

Q:
Do you know of any disastrous mistakes that occurred due to the incorrect usage of industrial printing equipment?
2 answers
Answers:
Purchase of printers intended to print on secondary (corrugated, porous) substrates for use on primary (clay-coated, non-porous) substrates.
~Tom T, Managing Partner, Belleville, IL
Yes, untrained people who work without any care on the machine, and succeeded in scratching the central cylinder with the cover of the ink tray.
~Miercurea Ciuc, Romania

FeaturesTop

Q:
What would your design or feature "wish list" be for this product?
4 answers
Answers:
Simplicity of operation, user-friendliness and leading edge technology performance.
~Tom T, Managing Partner, Belleville, IL
Friendly PC communication
~DANIEL M, Production Engineer, COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA
Less expensive
~Miercurea Ciuc, Romania
LX600/LX800
~Manufacturing, Moscow, Russia

Buying AdviceTop

Q:
Do you have any advice for people relative to buying or using industrial printing equipment?
3 answers
Answers:
To search first, to know what will be their next jobs, (the most expensive or the most complicated are not always better), to be very careful with choosing the people who will work with this machine, and never be cheap in training them, and also to select very carefully the inks and solvents which are suitable for their machine and jobs.
~Miercurea Ciuc, Romania
Consult with an experienced sales engineer before committing to a purchase.
~Tom T, Managing Partner, Belleville, IL
Have close and fast technical service around.
~DANIEL M, Production Engineer, COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA

Q:
Is there any advice you want to share with users to help them avoid common errors in selection or usage of industrial printing equipment?
2 answers
Answers:
Do not go by the price or the best technology, go by the technical service.
~DANIEL M, Production Engineer, COCHABAMBA, BOLIVIA
Use the appropriate printing technology for the application at hand.
~Tom T, Managing Partner, Belleville, IL


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